Zimbabwe’s police beat anti-government protesters in capital

Zimbabwe's police used tear gas, arrests and beatings Friday to quell anti-government protests in the capital, Harare. Seven people were injured, including one in critical condition, and 80 people were arrested, said Nelson Chamisa, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change opposition party that organized the demonstrations. "There is not going to be any rest…

NYSC Ready To Prosecute Fake Corps Members

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has warned that any prospective Corps Member that report for registration at any of its Orientation Camps across the country with fake documents would be handed over to the law enforcement agents for prosecution. The Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim gave this warning while addressing staff of the National…

Customs Seizes N5b worth of Tramadol In Lagos

Operatives of Nigeria Customs Service Strike Force have seized Tramadol and other drugs worth over N5b in a Sallah holiday patrol in Lagos Briefing newsmen at the Customs Training College in Lagos, Spokesman for the service, Joseph Attah disclosed that the drugs were being moved on Sunday during recent Eid El Kabir Muslim celebration. Attah,…

Germany set to deport new set of Nigerian migrants

The deportees, whose number could not be ascertained at press time, The Nation learnt, will depart Frankfurt Airport at 8 am and arrive the Murtala Mohammed International Airport between 2pm and 3pm. The deportation, if eventually carried out, will be the third in a space of two months by the German government. Two batches of…

El-Zakzaky Whisked Away on arrival By operatives of the DSS

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, who arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, from India, yesterday afternoon, was whisked away on arrival and taken into custody by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). On the same day, the federal government issued a statement claiming that…

Iran must free women detained over veil protests: UN experts

A group of UN human rights experts on Friday called for the immediate release of three Iranian women given long jail terms for protesting laws compelling women to wear veils. The trio were charged after a video posted online showed them handing out flowers on Tehran's metro on March 8, International Women's Day, according to…